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igedneliday, August 3 0 , 10183.
&lON STATE TIC,KET,
FOR &MEOW GENERAL,
sm. .701rN F. lEMMIALIem - of Montgomery
FOR 13ORTF.Vol GRARAL,
COL. JACOB M. CAMPBELL, or Cambria
UNION COUNTY TICKET.
COL..F. 8. STIOIMAIIOII, Chamber burg.
CAPT. JOHN DCABLES,-Claambersbaxg.
MAX JOHN HASSLER, St Thomas
FOR DISTRIcr ATTORNEY,
COL. D. WATSON ROWE, Antrim.
WWVImL NIIRN, Cht;mbersbuty.
DANIEL SKINNER, Fannett.
FOR•DIRECTOR OF THE POOR,
JADES IL CLAYTON, Wasbiagtom
SAMEEL'W. I\E 'lli, Southampton.
DB. CHARLES T. HACLAIr,
- A meeting of the Union County C on eof Fr n i ail l
County *RI be held at the odic's, of the e nnat " Chant '
berstnm T i ninday, s ,,,, puoder r 5, at .1 o'clock, to
take mealures for the perfect orgs tiee et' the tr2len
party In the County. A full ate" is earnestly re
quested. T. JEFFERY ( MILL ' Chahmall'
They o ll ow i ng =mo d gentlidl a compose the Committee :
T. arm asoN N ay, c l 44an ; North Ward, A. D.
Caeman; South Ward,7. Greenawalt; Antrim John
Wilhelm: w a ,„bi, 400 „, ,, astah E. Kurtz; Quincy . , Wm.
_ Storer ; p a y e t ten vJOhn Crawford; Gremivillage,
Chas. T. Maclay; Mt.sok, Thomas E. 'Fuller; Luzgan,
John Saltzman ; s iihur Spring, Capt. W. A.-Shields;
c z n aor d e.tenberry; Dry Min, William A.
Mackey; Metal, C r John H. Walker; London, Lieut.
Wm. Burma ; s t , homas. J. R. Tankersley; Hamilton,
Jonas Tha n , vrren, John Thomas; Peters, Samuel
m mer ibtg, Thos. C. Grove; Websb Run, Wm.
L ar ki ns , Q u a t A Abraham Lehman.
We lave received many letters pro
pouningvarious inquiries as to the prop
er wimp to sow and where it can be ob
taittd; but we did not answer them, for
tie simple reason that we had not time
e write to each merely to inform him
that we could give no special information
on the sub - Act. As the time for planting
is near' at hand, we now answer all as
'best we can.
We have diligently endeavored to pro
cure, the Boughton white wheat from the,
South—Maryland, Virginia or Kentucky
.:--but without success. We are satisfied
• 'that if it could be obtained of the same
quality and from the same soil as that irt
adduced here four years ago, it would lie
the most desirable seed that could be
planted in good ground of every kind ex
=cepting wheat-stubbles. For two years
after it was introdiced here, it yielded
better to the acre than any other variety,
was clear of rust, weevil and fly, stood
well, and weighed more per bushel
than any species of red wheat. It was
earlier in ripening than any wheat ever
grown in this section, and for that reason
seemed to be 'peculiarly adapted to the,
wants of this immediate section. It haii
hhwever, so degenerated in the color and
size of the grain, in the number of grains
in the head, and in the time of maturity,
that it is not wise, in our judgment, to
continue to sow it from our own seed.—
All our efforts to procure the seed from
Baltimore or the Eastern Maryland far
mers have failed. From all we have had
the answer that ' he Boughtonlias so de
generated there that they do not recom
mend their growth of it, and the deilers
of Baltimore are unable to furnish a good
quality of it. It is doubtless raised in
Kentucky, where it is Down as a species
of the Kentucky white ; but we have not
been able to procure it.
.llnless pure .
seed can be had from a more southern
climate, where this spticies of wheat ma
tares best, it would be wise to omit it
from the list to be sown in the Cumber:
land Valley this fall.
The.wheat crop of Bedford county was
very good-this year, and some of our far
mers are supplying themselves from that
quarter. A correspondent iiforms us that
they have the old Mediterranean, the Lan
caster and the Italian—all well perfected
this' year, and free from weevil or rust;
but we presume that wheat of the same
species can be procured in Franklin coun
ty just, as good in quality as that grown
in the higher lands of Bedford. The ,:t
and weevil did not effect the crop on :
the farms of this county. We hear of
many sections where the crop was entirely
free from all the enemies which devastated
the luxuriant fields about Chambersburg,
so that good eked can be supplied in al
most: every township of this county if far
mers will take the - trouble to prepare it
and to procure it.
—We shall sow - but sparingly thiefall,
and use the Lancaster variety entirely.
We shall experiment, a little in bone-dust,
ashes, dtc., to ascertain, if possible, whe
tlir the rust and weevil can be conquered
bY applications to the soil; but we do it
in search of information rather than with 1
any settled conviction that we can master.
We aliall procure the est and cleanest
seed raised by neighbors, whose fields
escaped the ras nd weevil, farm
give the soil- a fair chanCe to render 'a
good account of itself, and if we gather
another crop of weevil and rust, it will be
time to thins of raising something else
than wheat. If we coul&procure a good
quality of white wheat, we would be glad
to sow half the crop of it; but twti a good
quality can be had, we prefer to do with
oath. Upon the whole, we think oar
farmers can do no better than to get per
fectly clean seed from their own fields if
free from weevil, fly and rust—if not, from
their more fortunate neighbors; but under
no circumstances sow wheat that has been
effected this year in even the least degree;
and wherii - ver stubble ground is to be put
but that was effected by any of them, let
- the seed be from another to=m and if pos
sible from a different character of soil. If
the farmers of this section• do not take
every possible precaution in the prepara
tion of their ground and the selection-of
clean seed, the probabilities are that next
season the weevil will beinare destructive
thin ever it has been. , tit eachimando
hi s fa part to get clear of these terrible
foes of the - haabatulman, and w 0 may then
reasonably hope that they will be less
dangerous in the:futere than in the pres
—Since writing the above we personally
inspected the varieties of seed wheat in
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the Pluladnlphia •-,, : • We fe ttlid a
- good sample of : . ,''' at the house of
Paschall Mortis, •:. gr o" hi Ches
ter eoanty f rom. rnia seed, and also
a very ilie f a • f the old Mediterra,
nean grown in w are county from im
ported seed. - shalltrY alit& of each,
and others , Ap Ariell to do so can pr ocure
it by addro'ag Pascllall Monis; Market
street, - rts , "2th, Philadelphia.
V ' VANDAL lIIVAIISLAND
Thi ttuid jury of Franklin county re
turf a true bill on the 16th inst., against
JB , A. M'Causland—late a general in
c rebeli army, and the officer in com
and when Chambersburg was sacked
" d burned—for arson and high-way rob
hery ; and Gov. Curtin promptly issued
his requisition upon Gov. Boreman, of
West Virginia, for the rendition of Mc-
Causland to the civil authorities of this
county. Gov. Boreman respondeffto the
demand of Gov. Curtin and rendered ev
ery possible facility to aid in the arrest of
the fugitive ; but a careful recognizance
of his old residence and neighborhood de
veloped the fact that ho had fled to Can
ada some two months ago. Ever after
his atrocities in Chambersburg, his com
mand ceased to be soldiers—were useless
save as freebooters, and some of the gra
vest disasters, suffered by- Early in the
Valley were with some justice attributed
by Early and the rebel press to the thiev
ing cowards of M'Cansland's command.
Before the war closed the chief vandal
and his men were as cordially despised by
the rebels as they Were by the North, and
when Lee surrendered, M'Causland found
ed himself without a resting place. Ile
was paroled under the stipulations of
Lee's capitulation, and went to his old
home near Point Pleasant, West Virginia,
but no voice of welcome greeted him,
and nought but execration or studied con
tempt confronted him wherever he direc
ted his steps. Conscious of his guilt ageing
every', principle of humanity, and con
stantly haunted with the fear that he
shoidd be brought to meet the avenging
arm of justice in Chambersburg, he final
ly fled by way of Cincinnatti, Cleaveland,
and St. Loris to Canada, where he has
taken his abode as the only "sequestered
spot" that can shield him from the terri
ble retribution his crimes have invited.
—We have hitherto. for obvioug rea
sons, refrained from giving publicity to a
fragment of M'Cansland's history that we
received from confidential but entirely re
liable sources some six weeks ago; but as
the Federal cavalry have been in search
of him at his own home, he cannot now
be ignorant of the purpose of the govern
ment to bring him to justice, and we can
with propriety state that there is an order
of the War Department commanding his
arrest by the military authbrities. When
Lee was retreating from Richmond, Mc-
Catisland was with him, commanding a
brigade of cavalry and aiding to cover the
rear of the army. At Farmville several
sun, nion, prisoners were brought
to rebel lines where McCausland
endirn : de,, ;,,,mong them was one of
Lieutenant General Grant's staff officers.
McCausland greetedhira with a Volley of
profanity, and crownedlis wanton insults
to a captured foe by deliberately murder
ing him with his own sword. No provo
cation whatever was offered by the wound
ed officer, who was then aprisoner of war;
but M'Causland, tree to his fiendish in
stincts. murdered him before his-own com
mand. Information of this atrocity was
communicated to us by an ea-rebel officer
who had been here in one of the rebel
raids in which the humanities of war were
duly observed, and he gave the names of
several rebel officers who witnessed the
-brutal murder and authorized their names
and residence to be communicated to the
government. This information was of
course furnished to-the authorities, and
an order was promptly issued for M'Caus
land's arrest. The cavalry of West'Vir
ginia proceeded at once to Point Pleas=
ant, but the vandal had already fled.
Since then an order has been issued to the
commander of every military department
in the Union for his arrest, and Gov. Bore
man of his own State is ready at any time
to arrest him for rendition to the civil
authorities of this county. Such is the
fate of the traitor, vandal and murderer
M'Causland. 'Hated and slimmed by loy
alists and traitors in his own land, and
pursuing vengence shadowing his pathway
at every step, he is a wanderer and outcast
—a stranger to home, to country and to.
friendship, as he
. crouches beneath the
reluctant hospitality of a government that
now hates his cause since it won only
discomfiture. Truly— •
" The mills of the Gods grind slowly
But they grind exceeding fine !"
TilE nomination of Hon. Wm. Bpfaun
for the fourth term of the Distriet4Attor
neyship of Philadelphia, is a compliment
entirely without - precedent in awarding
any of the responsible and lucratiVe offi
ces of the city, and it is but just to say
that it is eminently merited. In 18.56 Mr.
Mann was legally chosen District AttOr
neY but the stupendous frauds practiced
by the Buchanan leaders tosive him the
vote of Pennsylvania, extended to the
city ticket, and This' competitor was given
-the certificate of election and received
the emoluments of the office for more
than a year. But Mr. Mann patiently,
untiringly and' at excessive - sacrifice of
means and business, pursued the fraud,
and finally was rewarded by the unaui 7
mons decision of the court declarin g him
fairly elected. He was then qualifiEd, and
conducted the prosecutions until 1859,
when he was re-nominated without a
contest and re-elected by a large majori
ty. In 1862 he was again nominated.
without ac ions opposition, and again
elected by a decisive vote—leading his
party ticket as in all previous contests;
Last week he was made the Union Candi
date for the fourth term by an overwhel
'thing vote, and - it is not disguised that he
is the great tower of strength on which
the Union men rely to give decisive suc
cess to their . entire ticket.: As a prosecu
tor he has no equal in the. profession in
the State, - and indeed few equal him in
an.) , otthe branches of the lasV.: 'Mist g -
nitil and waraltering in his friendships;
gig ircuthiin *tlweitoval gliambetabizil Pd.
accomplisied 'in all the quilitieaWitich .
most adorn the fnl•hed advocate and
profound jurist.; generous to a-fault in the
display of the nobler qualities whieh ap
peal to the heart, and ever faithful to
justice and to the cause of his. country, it
is proper that Philadelphiashould delight
to honor him, and prefer to - entrust the
administration of public justice in =.3ids
bands. Of his triumphant electiOn no
doubt - is entertained by any intelligent
politician. We believe that Mr. L Neiston
-Brown has been nominated to figure as
second best in the race.
Tan Democracy of Ohio have two can
didates for Governor—Hon. A. Long, the
simon pure, who learns nothing and for
gets nothing, and Gen. George W. Mor
gan, whose militaryachievements may be
summed up in his surrender of and retreat
from Cumberland Gap in 1862. As the
government did not want any other im
portant points given up to the rebels with
out the use of gunpowder, Gen. Morgan
was not called again to the field, and he
naturally drifted into the Vallandigliam
Democracy and stumped the State last
year to prove that the war was a "failure."
Having failed in the field, again in prov
ing the war a failure, be will crown his
failures by failing to capture the Gover
norship by 50.000 or thereabouts. Mor
gan evidently likes failures, and as A.
Ward, Jr. would say, for persons who like
such men, Morgan is just the Man for them
to like. Kissing and voting go pretty
much by fancy, and Morgan has a consti
tutional right to be beaten for Governor,
so his frien4 chit go in fieely. Vann
digit= ratified the nomination, following
Morgan in a speech before the Convention.
Truly a pair of noble brothers!
HON'. GEO. CONNELL has been mini
mousV nominated for the third Senatorial
term in the 4th district of Philadelphia.
Ho seems to suit his constituents exactly,
as they go for him a little stronger each
rime. Mr. G. W. H. Smith has a chronic
taste for defeat, and is now running against
Connell the second time, and will be next
to the man that is elected ".by two thou
sand or so.
Hon. Jacob E. Ridgeway is also re-nom
inated for Senator in the 3d district. As
a nomination is considered au election, it
is naturally warmly contested, and several
delegates withdrew before the nomination
vas made. We , reckou that the apparent
divisions will have little or no existence
by the time that the autumn evenings
come to cool a few phrenzied brains, and
Ridgeway will come in as usual.
Davis,H. Jr., a gentleman but little known
in political circles, i, the Democratic can
didate.. The Union majority in the dis
trict is about 3,500.
WE congratulate Judge Jere. S. Black.
He promises to survive the curse of the
Buchanan adMinistration in his patty.
Two years ago he was made a Congres
sional conferee, and this year he rose to
the dignity of a delegate to the State Con
vention, where he was allowed to read the
resolutions and make a speech. At this
rate he may regain a tolerable standing iu
the party in the course of the next forty
years. unless Buchanan persists iu
ing the charity of forgetfulness the, nation
would award him, and deals out death
anew to himself and friends by his pro
posed, defence of his administration.
THE political campaign in New York
State has opened, as usual, with a set-to
between Weed and Greeley to the tune of
half a score of. newspaper columns. In
this State Cameron and Kelly melodized
the elements for the approaching conflict
by an illustration of the respective quali
ties of the hommc d'etat and the homme
mediocre, with a little tinge of the homo
homini lupus , =
How. MomroN )PMiettAEL, chief editor
of the .iVarth American, has been"nomin
ated as the Union candidate for
Philadelphia. He has been for many
years one of the most brilliant and effec
the champions of the Whig and Union
partiets, and he will adorn the position of
hief Miigistrate,of the second city of the
Hos. Emsti.t. W. DAVIS, formerly Rep
resentative. from Venaugo county, and
Speaker of the House in 1562, was unani
mously nominated as the Union candidate
for Assembly in the 10th district of PliiTa - - -
delphia last week. It is a rare compli
ment considering that he -has not resided
in the city over eighteen months.
THE Union State Central Committee
will meet at 1105 Chestnut Street, Phila
delphia, on Saturday next. Every mem
ber should attend.
DtmeettATic nominations, now-Aays, are
laughable commentaries upon tilP party which,
only a year ago, solomily resolved in .National
Conventign anermbhtd, that " the war is a fail
ure," and whichin 11.1111 m, rally>tuto adopted
planks opposing the tent in cry roggible 'shop°,
Novo thew lire continual hunt
for goltlierg to nrrrpt outoingtiong for the various
State 'offices, In l'etibg) Ingoin tin 11111 V just
nominated n Colonel Inc rititte Auditor., By-and
*by theero purtiNttum, vi hi+ Word to detl i fittCe " Lit/-
00111'8 hireling's," %toll Inks In eloint that they
were original war niefi, and the 0111 y trill' friends
of the soldier. -
As the fun Mipanni, Will ww' be coming it
shot.ld be bow in mind that by virtue of the
proclamation of the President, of Mara 10, is
sued in conformity to a law of Congress, dated
March °3d, WM, all persons duly enrolled who de
parted from the jurisdiction of the districts in
which they were enrolled, or went beyond the
limits of the United States to avoid the draft, are
prohibited &Mu exercising the elective franchise.
It will be the duty of the officers to enforcethis
penalty in all canes at the coining election. .
WE last week - received the first number of
the Upper Dauphin Register, published at Lykens,
Pa.; by B,R. Coles and G. 'Washington Fenn.
The Register supports the Administration and ad
vocates the principles of the Union party; while
Its editUrials and general appearance speak well
for the new enterprise. -
WE are glad to record the:apimintinent of J.
Barclay Harding, Esq., publisher of the Evening
Telegraph, as Collector of the' let district of Phil
adelphia, in place of the late Jesper Harding,
Esq., ftec'd. The Telegraph is a sound Union
journal, and is conducted with' great energy and
= PHILADEtPHLL •-- ,•
The Nontinating• conventions-Sketch of
the Caton Candidate for :•Mayoe-The
tesisbillSe N om 1 ne es.-The Reiresh.
went Saloons-New York and Philadel
Correspondence of t 4 Franklin Repcaitory.
The Nominating Conventions of the Union party
engrossed the public attention last week, and but
few other items of general interest remain forme
to chronicle. The night fixed for the election of
delegates was a very stormy one, and but few of
our citizens, outside of the office-holders and po
licemen, attended the precinct houses. As a na
tural result, the delegates chosen did not, as
general rule, come from the upper classes of so
ciety. Until our business men and property hol
ders take an active interest in the 'preliminaries
of political contests, they cannot expect to have
entirely acceptable candidates presented for their
The City Convention nominated Morton Mc-
Michael foe Mayor, F. Carroll Brewster for City
Solicitor, Williaru.B. Mann for District Attorney,
Joseph R. Lyndall for City Controller, Henry
Bumm for City Treasurer, Frederick Wolbert for
Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas, and
John Given for City Commissioner, all of whom,
excepting Mr. M'Michael, are the present incum
bents. A large party who were defeated in the
Convention threaten to bolt from and work
against the nominees for Mayor and City Com
missioner. They maintain that the policy of en
tirely excluding soldiers from the ticket was a
suicidal one and that our Conv ention should have
followed the example oP similar bodies in Frank
, liu and othet counties in recognizing the claims
of the " hdys 'in blue." Gen. Joshua 'l' Owen
who was the soldiers' candidate for Mayor posi
tively declines connection with any of these inde
pendent movements and will give a cordial sup
port to Mr. M'Miehael. The tatter is senior edi
tor of , the North American of this city and is a
native of Philadelphia. He was one of the foun
ders of the Central High School, which has long .
been the pride of ()Lir city. . For several years he
served in the old Spring Garden- districtas an al
derman and iu1843 was elected Sheriff of Phila
delphia. In the fall of 1861 he was one of four
gentlemen who originated our Union League and
in the Presidential canvass of 1864 his name
headed the Lincoln electoral ticket. ' There can
be but little doubt either of his election or of his
making' a very efficient public officer. It is a
noticeable fact much commented upon here in
'political circles,that Postmaster Walborn's ward
elected delegates strongly opposedto him and to
Mr. M'Michael. The delegates from other - Withls
of Judge Kelley's district too; were the warm ad
herents of the well kuowri Congressmen and the
indications are that the old Winnehago chief, will
find it hard work, if he undertakes. to carry the;
strong hold of his bold opponent..
The Union Legislative nominations as far-as
made are as follows:
District District '
1. George Geeghau. to. Elisha W. Davis.
2. «m. H. Ruddiman. i ll. Fmnklinff. Sterner.
3. John McCaw. 112. Alexander Adair,
4. Wm. W. Watt. 113. W Scbelleaberger.
Jos. T. Thomas. 14. Francis Hood. .
6. James Freeborn_ ;15. Geo. DeHaven:
7. James Sabers. 1 16. David.A. Wallace.
8. James N. Kerns. 117. Edward G. Lee.. •
9. Frederick' Dittman. no nomination yet.
Messrs. Iluddiman, Watt, Th'omas, Kerns, Ster
ner, flood, DeHaven and Lee were membera, : ot
the last Legislature or the State Senate.
K. Ridgway and... George Connell are re-nominated.
Of these candidates more anon.
Peace having been finally : and firmly re•estab
tished, the celebrated Volunteer Refreshment Sn
hone of Philadelphia which: have done so. much
good during the war, fully ,meriting he thousands
of blessings invoked upon by the many regiments
of gallant Union Soldiers they hav i e fed and re
freshed, will formally close their operations this
evening. The ceremonies will tithe', placiPtit the
Academy of Music and His Excellency the Gov
ernor of - Pennsylvania and Mr.TheafolDouglivrty
are advertised as the main orators of the evening.
I will send you next week a brief Istatement of
their almost fabulous operations. ;
The bitter quarrel going on in-the New York
papers as to the population of that city have
;drawn attention to the statistics of Philadelphia,
and if we take the official census returns of the
'modern Gotham" we have revealed to us the
fact that Philadelphia is the first city in the Union.
The Secretary• of State of the State of New York
reports but 700,000 inhabitants in its metropolis
'making it fall below the figures established for
Philadelphia. The New Yorkers, or that poition
of them represented by the Iforld and Express
are highly indignant at this display of undeniable
facts. Without entering into any controversy
,your correspondent will simply call attention to
the fact that since the last census 9,398 new hou
ses have been built within our city limits, a very
significant, indication of progress.
On Saturday evening dhe new Walnut Strilet
theatre weik Opened by Edwin Booth and JohnS.
Clark, the brother and brotherin-law of the das
tard murderer of Abraham Lincoln. The occa
sion has been long looked forward to with great
interest, as certain fanatics had predicted all sorts
of disturbances consequent upon Clarke's first re
appearance since the great tragedy of the Four
teenth of Aprils- But reason and common sense
triumphed, and the initial performance went off
with great eclat, as the . theatre is a beautiful one,
and us Clarke, alwayki a favorite, was supported
by the superb young Philadelphia actress, Miss
Antic , Graham, who ei destined to be "the rage"
of the coining season. The Walnut is now on the
high road to success. The Chestnut opens this
evening for the winter tieason with Miss Kate
Reynolds, and the Arch on Saturday with its re
organized stock company, facts which I maystate
as being of interest to the many readers of, the
REPOSITORY who, having business relations with
our city, have become interested in our places of
A Sharp Dodge—The mayor Defraud% the
Colored People of their School Fund—
The Rush for Pa rdon s—A Flutter
1111 l ong the Chinn Agents—The Trial of
Werze—Arrest of Drunter.
Correspondence of the Franklin Repository.
WABIIINGTON CITY, August 28, 1865.
At the present time quite a bitter feeling exists
ainong many of our citizens against a "sharp
dodge" practi,ed the present yeac'by our worthy
Mayor against the colored people of this city. it
the last session of Ccingresm there was an act
passed Mr the distribution of a pinlion of the
school fund to the colored schools of the district.
It was only an act of justice, as the colored peo
ple ore taxed exactly the same as whites, and pay
their taxes if anything more prompt. It is a well
known 'fact that the majority of what constitutes
the voting population of the district always have
been and are still seas!, lamenting the overthrow
ot the rebels and their cause.- 'They are as bitter
encodes of the govern its policy as any
to be found in the ed States. They look
upon the negro as being a species of the higher
order of the monkey tribe, only fit tole a slave
and to do the will oh the whites. Any net done
to elevate them from their present deplorable
condition, or to render justice to them when tram
pled upon, is lfoked on by these raters, not except
ing his excellency, the Mayor, as "a violation of
the constitution," and 'a tresspass on the rights of
"a white man." When: Congress passed the act
alluded to above, thesti voters raised' an awful
howl of indignation against an infringement on
their rights, and said that the next thitig to .be
looted for "was a placing of . them on the same
egtiality with white men, and then the country
would go to the ilea sure." To get ahead of
Congreia, wise end knowing men among the vo
ters got their heads together, in connection with
that remarkable head .of hie eipellitkei, the Map=
'or; and to serve their purpose iescavad to '!get
a cute dodge" by not levying a school tax—pen
there would be nO , schooffund- 7 -consequently none.
could be distributed to the colored schools ata
they must suspend. To keep the white schools
going they increased other taxes, and by some
connivance manage out of it to provide funds for
that purpose. The voters have been chuckling
over this "sharp trick," and his excellency, the
Mayor, was equally well pleased at his "cuteness."
Lately the thing has. been ventilated, and the
Mayor finds himself in hot water. He is trying
to have the thing hushed up, but is only getting
deeper into the mire by making a denial of it
through his fricuds. There is now due the color
ed schools s2o,ooo—their share of the amount
required to run all the schools of the district.
When Congress meets this thing will be well
ventilated, md justice will be done the colored
people living in this ,city. There is no doubt but
that this act or the Mayor will be the means of
Congress at once passing an act giving to the ne
gro the right of suffrage in this district, and then
we shall see a big somersault made by the
Mayor and other office-holders of this city of
bels, who instead of passing the negroes by in
scorn as they now do, will be soliciting their votes,
mingling with them, and no doubt addressing them
as "My friends and fallow-citizens." This surely
will be an approach of one step toward the mi
lenium, wh63 " the lion and the !with shall lie
The white house is still besieged by the sons
and daughters of the "Sunny South." _Among
them was ex-Governor Brown anxious for a par
don for past sins, and also Mrs. B. M. T. Hunter
who requests that her husband be release, 1 with'
the privilege of leaving the country forever. The
revocation of a pardon, obtained by a dram agent
for the fee of $5OO, has caused a great commo
tion among this class of swindlers, of whom we
wrote about in ourlast letter. If the
could be banished from Washington for a year or
so to come, hundreds of thousands of dollars
would be saved the treasury, as a great force of
clerks and secret agents in required wider high
salaries, to detect the frauds and swindles at
tempted on the government by rascally claim
agents. We take the occasion to again warn
the good honest meaning- people of Pennsylvania
who have claims against the government, against
the practice of employing Washington agents,
when they have plenty of good men at home whom
they know that will and cari attend to their claims
just as well as if living here.
The trial of Werze the Andersonville fiend will
be very lengthly and the details already ; brought
to light are most sickeningto think of. Tktrial
yesterday was attended ,by what is *hid the
" fair sea of Washington." The details narrated
by one witness was of such a character as to be
excluded from the papers—yet stranger to say,
these Washington ladies sat and listened to-the
disgusting narratives as if they were enjoying a
feast, and no doubt they were—but what a taste
they have? The demoralization of the women of
Washington will soon equal that of any city in the
world, if they keep on. .
The man Turn:* who kept the blood hounds at
Andersouville.to hunt escaped prisoners, has-been
arrested by General Wilson and is now in the old
capitol. s. c.
POLITICAL INTELLIGENC E .
—Ex-SenatorPreaton King has been appointed
Collector of 'New York.
=The Union men of Snyder county.,have nom
Mated Dr. Isaac Rothroek for Assembly.
—The Union men of Delaware county hare
re-nominated Ellwood 'Tyson for Assembly.
—The Northampton county convention favored
the nomination of Heider Clymer for Governor.
—Hon. Moses F. Odell has been appointed NO
val Officer at New York; to succeed Mr. Del2lll
—The Union men of Huntingdon have nomin
ated a ticket of soldiers, with Ephraim Baker for
—The Democrat; of Union county bare nom
inated Dr. Charles Wilson (beaten last year) for
—The Democrats of Fulton, Bedford and,Som
eiset bare nominated Geo. A. Smith and A. J.
Colborn for Assembly.
—The Democrats of Montgomery foie re-nom
inated Dr. A. D. Markley and Edward Satter
thwaite for Assembly.
—The Unionists of Lycoming have nominated
Samuel C. Wingard for Assembly. John Piatt
is the Democratic candidate.
—The Democrata of .Butler have nominated
John C. Coll for Assembly, and recommended
Col. Sirwell, of Armstrong, for Senator. '
—The Democrats of Maine have nominated
James Howard for Governor, and endorsed the
reconstruction policy of President Johnson.
—Postmaster-General Dennison will not, as
many of his friends desire, be a candidate for
the Senatorship of Ohio, as Mr. Sherman's sac !
—Walter F. Johns, of the Oil City Register, is
an independent Union candidate for Assembly in
Venango and Mercer, and will - -be supported by
—The Union men of Lancaster have nominated
Maj. R. W. Shenk, Capt. Charles Domes, Day
Wood (old members) and John M. Stehman (in
Once of Billingfelt) for Assembly.
—The Democrats of Schuylkill have nominated
Dr. Kennedy Robinson, John M. Crosland and
Peter P. Collins for Assembly—all new men, and
instructed for Hon. Heister Clymer fox: Governor
• —The Democratic State Convention of Mince
sota.met at St. Paul on Monday week. Resole
tione were adopted favoring President Johnson's
reconstruction policy and the maintenance of thg
—The Democratic State Soverehenty Conven
tion assembled al Columbus, Ohio, oa Thursday
week. A State ticket, headed by Alexander Long
for Governor, and Chilton A. White for Lieuten
ant-Governor, was nominated.
—The Democratic conferees of Indiana and
Westmoreland counties haveditified the nomina•
Lion of H. B. Piper and James Rutledge, of West.
moreland, and James B. Sansom, of Indiana, as
their candidates for the General Assembly.
—The Democratic State Convention of Ohio
on Thursday nominated Gen. George W. Morgan
for Governor and Wm. Long for Lieutenant Gov.
ernor. The resolutions adopted were strongly in
favor of State rights, and opposed to negro suf•
—The Democracy of Cumberland have nomi•
nated Philip Long for Assembly, and instructed
for Colonel James Chestnut for Senator. Wm.
Kennedy, Eeq.,.of the Shippenaburg Sentinel, was
a candidate for District Attorney, but failed to
secure the nomination.
—The Democracy of York have nominated
James Cameron (present member) and Abraham
S. Lawrence for Assembly, and A. Heistand Glatz
for Senator. Mr. Chestnut is recommended for
&oat& by Cumberland, but Glatz will carry off
the nomination, and in that case his election would
be more than probable.
—The majority of the newly elected Kentucky
Legislature is against emancipation, and will,
therefore, refuse to ratify the amendment to the
national Constitution abolishing slavery forever.
Thero is now no mistaking the intention of the
Democratic party everywhere throughout the
country to resist the consummation of thin legis.
... . , _
—The Blisshada*. Cotitentiongiss fasied, an
',amendment to the iminstitiltion abbliskingsliverY,
and requiring the Legisbititre to provide - for the
protection and security of thstpersonal property
of the freedmen. An ordinance declaring null and
void the act - of oieceision was also passed. At an
informal rnee 'og of the delegates a memorial to
President Jo son, for , the pardon of Jeff. Data
- and Gov. Ci ,, k, was signed. ,
—The res tof RI , election. in Kentucky for
members of ongres ,is officially tinnouriced- as
follows: • # -
lst—L. S. Trimble, Democrat '
3d—Henry Grider. Democrat.
46=Aaren - Harding, Democrat. •
stb—Lovell H. Rosieau, Adrninistrationist
6th—Green Clay Smith, Administrationist..
7th—George S Shanklin, Democrat.
- Sth—Wm. H. Randall, Atlministrationist.
9th,Samuel Itl'Ree, Adniinistrationist. - -4
—lt is now regarded as certain that the Con
gressional elections in Tennessee on the al of Au
gust resulted as follow - at
Ist District 7 N. G. Taylor, Union.
lid Pietriet-Horace Maynard; Union.
hid District—W. B. Stokes, Union.
IVth District—Edmund Cooper, Union.
Vth District—W. :B. Campbell, Conservative
Vlth District—D. E. Thomas, Conservative.
Vllth District—lsaac R Hawknis, Union.
Vffith District—Dr; Lefts% ick, Union.
It was thought, at one time, that Col. Stokes
had been beaten by Mr. Asa Faulkner, but later
returns make it quite certain that Stokes has been
. —Secretary Stanton is stopping at West Point
for - a few days, for the benefit of his health.
—Queen Vie. is stockholder in a London Com
pany which has" struck ile" in Pennsylvania.
—3laj. Gen. Crook was placed in the bonds of
matrimony at Oakland, Va., on Tuesday week.
—George H. Yeaman, ex-Congressman from
Kentucky, has been appointed Minister to Den
—Robert Ould, Late rebel commissioner of Es
change of Prisoners, has resumed the practice of
raw in Richmond.
—The President has pardoned Benjamin Fitz
patrick; formerly United States Senator from
Alabama, it is said through the influence of Mrs.
S. A. Douglas:
—Gov. Oglesby of Illinois is unable to attend
to his official duties at present—the rebel bullet
which he received at the battle of Shiloh still re
maining in his body. '
—Gov. Andrew, it is said, has accepted an in
vitation to fill the office of President of Antioch
College, Ohio, after the expiration of his present
term of office in Massachusetts.
—Mrs. Maria Thornton, who bas just died in
Washington at the advanced age of 100 years,
was the widow of Dr. Thornton, the original ar
chitect of the Capitol, and the first Commissioner
of Patents. , •
—Morris Ketchum, son of the senior member
of the firin of Ketchum Si.. Son, heavy brokers in
New York, has forged gold certificates to the
amount of some three millions . and absconded,
leaving his father to settle the accounts.
—The sympathy of the Washingto%Secession
ists for Mrs. Jeff Davis is decidedly substantial
in its character. The amount subscribed in her
behalf foots up to the handsome sum of $6,510 .
The lowest contribution to the fund was $lO, and
the highest $5OO. -
. —The body of Col. Ulric Dahlgren, which was
so mysteriously buried near Richmond at the time
of Kilpatrick's fatilims raid on that city, has been
recovered, identified, sent north.and re-inferred
in Washington. Col. Dahhcren's watch ; stolen_
at the time, was also recovered.
—Mrs. Senator Kate Chase Sprague& follow
ing the example of more Gammon people. She
hale a baby—a boy about - five weeks old. Mrs.
Sprague's mother-in-law presented her with WO,.
,000 for having a boy, and settled $lOO,OOO on the
fortunate little stranger. Quith an inducement
for a lady to hate a baby. It dosn't often pay so
--Jesper Harding, Esq.,, died in Philadelphia,
last week. He was an old and well known citi-
Serf of Philadelphia. He established the Phila
delphia higuircr,. and was for years connected
with the publishing business, having printed and
circulated man; thousands of Bibles, under the
auspices of the American Sunday School Union.
At the time of his death be was Collector of In
ternal Revenue in one of the Philadelphia Dis
Jacob M. Campbell and Lieut. Col. John
P. Linter', the nominees of the tWo political par
ties, for_ Surveyor General, are from the same
county (Cambria;) both -belonged to the same
regiment in the service, and both were unsuccess
ful candidates before their respective district con
ferences for the nomination for State Senator.
We doubt whether two candidates for a State
office were ever selected under similar circum
—Edward B. Ketchum was arrested in west
Twentieth street, New York, on Friday afternoon.
He has not been out of the city.. He had an inter
view with many of his former friends and victims.
He also had an interview with his father, and a
reamciliation was effected. He was visited by
his wife at the station house. He has been about
the city frequently during the past fortnight, but
he avoided his former friends. He had about fif
ty thousand dollars *hen he was arrested.
—Gov. Brownlow, of Tennessee, writes to the
Knoxville Whig'as follows: " I have had a long
interview with John Bell. He iften . years older
in appearance than when the waribegan. His
teeth are out, and that affects hiarch. Ilia
hair and whiskers are very gray,.Ta he is very
much' stooped, and leans upon lud staff like an
old man is expected to do. I treated him very
kindly. He talks very freely about the rebellion;
and in opposition to it. He says the secessionists
in the South are all lunatics without any lucid in
tervals—that is to say they are crazy all the time.
I accompanied the old gentleman to the head
quarters of Gen. Thomas, and after a short but
agreeable interview with the General, we went
to the office of the Provost Marshal General,
where the old gentleman took the amnesty oath,
and placed himself right on the record.'l
DEMOCRA.Tic STATE eoNVENTIOIPi.
The Democratic State Convention met in liar
xikehurg on Thursday last, and the list of delegates
was full. R. S. Johnson, of Cambria, was tem
porary President, and in his speech he "trusted
that the Convention would uphold the hands 'of
the present worthy President in his patriotic ef
forts at the restoration of the Southern States to •
their rights." Richard Vain, of Philadelphia,
was made permanent President, with the usual
'list of Vice Presidents. Hon. Jeremiah S. Black,
Attorney General under kin Buchanan, was
chairman on resolutions, and reported a senes of
resolutions which were adopted, and subsequent
ly elucidated and defended in a speech by the
author. In order that voters may understand
just what the Democracy profess this year, after
having denounced the war last year as but "four
years of fall*," we give entire their
WHEREAS, It is the imperative duty and should
be the exclusive desire of every American citizen
intrusted with the power of controlling public af
fairs byhis vote or otherwise; to see that they
are administered with a single eye in the great
objects which our forefathers had in view Ivhea
they laid the foundations of this republic, viz :
To form 4 more perfect union: establish justice;
insure domestic tranquility ; provide for the com
mon defense;` promote the general welfare, and
secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and
AUglifit 9; 1865;
WHEREAS, The men and the part- adnitintater
ing the Valen t i Goverment / 4nm .1861 have be •1,
trayed their trust, vielated .their sacred 15610 ,
ttons,ddisregarded the commands of the. _
mental law, corruptly - squandered the public •
money, denied justice to the people, perierted the
whole government from its original purpose, and
-thereby hive brought on untold 'calainittea urn.
the country-; therefore be it '
Resolved, That we, the Democracy of Tenn-
Sylvania, are now, as We always have been, faith
ful to the tibiae of the States, opposing the se
cession of the South with all our influence Mid
having do sympathy or' doeintion'whatever with
the party hi the North Which plotted against the
Union and pronounced the Constitution I`-ts cov
enant with death and an agreement with hell."
Second. That if the counsels of the Democrat
isparty had prevailed the Union would have been
saved in all its integrity and honorovithout the
slaughter, debt and disgrace of, a civil war. Rut
when the formation of sectional nartlea in the
North and in the South, and the advent of one of
these parties into the seats of power made war e
tact which we could not counteract, weaustained
the Federal-authorities in good faith, askingnoth
lug at, their bands except a decent respect for our
legal rights and some show tif, common honesty in
the management of our financial affairs, but in
both these particulars we were disappointed and
Third. :That the Constitution established by
our revolutionary fathers is entitled to our un
qualified respect and obedience; the oath to sup
port it is binding, religiously, morally, and legal
ly, at all times, under all circumstances, and in
every part of the country, upon all public offlhers,
from the highest fo the lowest, as Well as upon
private eitiztms; it is only by a strict observance
of its provisions, and a rigid, enforcement of
obligations in all the States, that we can hope for
union, liberty, or peace. He who wilfully vio.
lates it, or counsels violation bylethers, isapublie
enemy anti dishonest man. 4
Fourth. That among the rights guarantied to, . -
us by the plainest words of the Constitution are
these : Free press, freedom from arbitrary arrest
and illegal imprisonment, trial by jury,ther writid -
habeas corpus, the perfect immunity of all persona
not in the army or - navy from any species of pun
ishment for crime or pretended crane which is not
the legal consequence of a legal conviction by an
impartial jury, the absolute subordination of all
military power to the civil authority, and the priv.
ilege of white citizens to vote at the State elec
tions, according to the laws of the State.
Fifth. That we fully concur with President
Johnson in the conviction expressed by him in
1860, and repeated several times since, that the
Federal Government was sovereign within its
proper sphere; that it acts not through or upon
the States, but directly upon individuals; thattbe
States could not absolve the people from their
Federal obligations; that - the State ordinances of
secession were nullities, and, therefore, when the
attempted revolution came to an end by the sub
mission of the insurgents, the States were as much
a part of the Union as they had been before.t
Their people were bound to the same ditties and
clothed with the same rights, excepting, of course,
such rights as individuals amtmg them had legally
forfeited by their own acts in the meantime, and
we hereby declare that so far as we can prevent
it, the resumption of their proper places in the •
Union by those States, some of whose citizens
were latelfin rebellion, shall not be impeded or
delayed by the unlawful interference of that fac
tion at the North which was always hostile to the
Union, which now pronouneei it legally dissolved,
and which is still malignantly laboring to prevent
, its restoration. '
Sixth. That the efforts now making by Certain
persons to use the power of the General;Bovern- ,
meat with a view to force negro suffrage on the
States against the will of the people and contrary
to existing laws, is not only a high crime against
the Constitution, but a deliberate attempt to put
the States of this Union (all of them more or lesis
and some of them entirely) under the denomina
tion of aegroes, to Africanize.a large portion of
the country, and degrade the white race, morally
and socially as well as politically, to the low lev
el of the black. We will not acknowledge the ir k ,
capacity of our own race to govern itself, nor sue-'
render the destinies of the country into the heap'
of negroes, nor put themselves under their ,guar
dianship, nor give to them the political privileges
which we inherited from our fathers, and we ex
hort our brethren in other States to take up, the
same attitude and maintain it firmly.
Seventh. That we will supportPresidentJohn
son in every just effort he may make to place all
the States in their proper positions, to give to
them a fair representation in Congress, to save
them from the curse of negro equality; he shall
have our hearty approval when he inflicts legal
punishment by means of legal tribunals upon of
fenders against the United States, tad We-,will be
with him in every means which 100b..t0 the main
tennnee of the public credit. But obr full apino- .
val of his administration- can be fotinded only in
the belief that he will execute the law; the whole
law, and nothing but the law in all parts of the.
country ; that he will not allow the military to
interfere with State elections; thatbe tvill punish
kidnapping and robbery through - the legal oath°.
rities, whether committed by Federal - officers or.
private citizens, and that he will suffer no person
to be . murdered by military commission, and upon
these measures there can be no compromise; he
that is net for us is against us.
Eighth. That in view of our enormous national
debt, the great weight of our State taxes, and the
local burdens imposed upon us in divers ways,
economy and entrenchment becomes an import
ant duty of all our representatives, and to this end
the vast standing army now on foot ought to be
disbanded, the navy should be reduced, and the
corrupt and extravagant practices lately intro
duced- into the government should be totally abol
Ninth. That our revenue laws need to be care
fully revised in such a manner that while the pub
lic credit will be maintained and the national
honor preserved, taxation will be equal and Just. -
Tenth. That the gallant soldiers of the repub
lic, who so nobly risked their lives in defense of:
the Union and the Constitution, merit and. will
receive the undying gratitude of the American
people. Living, they shalt live in our warmest
affections, and dying, their memories will be
cherished for all time to come. To say as our
political opponents do, that they fought and bled,
and died mainly Air the freedon of the negto,- is
a gross insult on.their patriotism, and an outrage
which will be indignantly resented by their survi
ving comrades through the ballot-box.
Eleventh. That the noble manner in which the
Democratic press of this Crefuninnwealtii have
contended in the defense of the liberties of the n-•
Con, amid trials and difficulties almost unparal
leled, is deserving of ourgmteful recognition, and
should entitle it to the encouragement of every
Twelfth. That we reaffirm our adherence to the,
The Convention then proceeded to, nominate
candidates for Auditor General and Surveyor
General, with the following result:
Ist. 51. 3cl.
Col. W. H. Davis, Bucks 27 55 86
Col. Franklin Vansant, Buck's. • $ 9
Isaac Menke; Union -41 41 30
Wellington H. Ent. Lucerne ' 11 9 7
Robert T. Hemphill, Philadelphia
Wm. Hopkins. Washington 13 19 9
H. T. Shntrgart, Centre
Chas. H. ganley, Delaware
The nomination of Mr, Davis,wat made unake
SITRVET Olt GENERAL
Col. John P. Linton, Cambria.
James P. .13arr, Allegheny
Col. H. A. Haininighr, Lancaster.
Judge Reilly, Schuylkill
David Cuskaden, Cifuton
Abraham Lamberton, Cumberland
John Cummings, Snyder
J. P. Surtzer, Allegheny.
A. State central - committee was then' selected
with Hon. W. A. Wallace, of Clearfield, wheal>
man, and Hon,PK—liimmell as the member for
this Senatorial district. The following resolution
was adopted .after considerable discussion:
ficsolrtd, 'That vie are in favor of so-equali
zing the bounties paid to soldiers in 1861 and 1662,
that they shall receive the same pay and bounty
as the soldiers of 1863 and 1864, and that Con.
gress should make an appropriation for this par-
As the Democracy in Congress exharisted them
selves to prevent the soldiera from being paid at
all, by denying revenue, and as their leaders re
sisted bounties, and their Supreme Judges deci
ded all bounty laws unconstitutional, they now
appeal to the soldier with a,dutirablegracelk.vote
their ticket, sure they are powerless to harm him
further, by professing to favor additional boun
ties. The Convention then adjourned.
—Captain Moore, who has just retuniedilrom
Andersonville, reports that he enclosed a cemete
ry there of fifty acres, which contains thirteen
thousand graves. Each grave he marked with a
proper bead-board, inscribed with the name, com
pany and regutpat of the deceased soldier. Only
- five hundred out of the thirteen thousand races
contain unknqwn ocenpants. -
Ist. 'AI. Id.
M 57 $6
44 55 50
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